The War is Over was commissioned by Ipswich Museum and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The film focuses on the home front, looking at how local people respond emotionally to the ending of WWI. The Ipswich and the Armistice project engaged with the community recording dialogue and delivering sound and visual workshops with the outcomes included in the film.
Water Marks was commission by Wells Maltings Trust. The heritage film looked at 150 years of local history, using archival materials, own photography, footage and textures. Water Marks is screening at Wells Maltings, Wells-next-the sea, North Norfolk.
The YAG House was commissioned by North Lincolnshire Museum. The animation focuses on Scunthorpe Youth Centre, using archival materials and recorded dialogue from Scunthorpe memories group. The animation was created for the museum's temporary exhibition Iron Youth: Sunthorpe's Teenage Stories, which runs from 12th October 2019.
Striving for Perfection was shortlisted for the RSA Moving Image award. Tiffany Dufu author of Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less urges women to embrace imperfections & expect less of themselves. The video is communicated through women's magazines and adverts.
So what next? is an animation and graphic design commissioned by the Alumni Department at the Norwich University of the Arts. This is to promote an event for new graduates and highlight the Ideas Factory is there to support them should they need it.
Making East London: past present & future was commissioned by University College of London. The animation responds to their recent project Making East London, which includes oral histories and archives.
My current research concerns social issues around the growing emphasis on appearance and the desire for perfection. The outcome will be a short film and exhibition. Plastic Roses is set in an aesthetic surreal world and explores a female dominated society where there are laws, religion, education and an economy that maintains the perfect beauty equilibrium.
The original concept of Hysterical Females film was to narrate the story of women’s suffrage and mark the 100th anniversary in 2018. However the majority of us know about the history of suffragettes: the force-feeding, the protests, the breaking of windows, so I wanted to look at it from a different angle, focusing on the core of the problem which was the men’s behaviour towards women.
Girls will be Girls combines archival footage from East Anglian Film Archive with other resources. The short film explores the expectations and behaviours of young women whilst they grow into womanhood. The dialogue was taken from interviews with four women who retell their girlhood stories and experiences. The film was created for East Anglian Film Archive mash-up competition.
This video was submitted for The One Minutes, a global network devoted to moving image. The theme is Martians Send Videos Home looking at estrangement. 'I Died for Beauty' looks at the disruption of habitual perceptions of beauty.
Magna Carta Women is a playful 4-piece collage that captures the journey of British women over the last 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta. The project was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Royal Holloway University and toured England during 2015.
Why do we bother with history? Here's my reasons why it is important to me as an artist. History does matter.